The family of Joan Arlie (Chaffee) Churchill is sad to announce her passing on Monday, May 1, 2023.
Joan was born December 3, 1937 to Ralph and Reba (Fuller) Chaffee. She lived on the farm in Morrisville with her parents and twin sister Joyce. She graduated from People’s Academy High School. She would often talk about walking to the one room schoolhouse for grade school in all kinds of weather and road conditions.
Joan met her husband Lyman while working at Stowehof as a waitress. They married on December 14, 1960 and built their home on the Churchill Farm in Stowe, where they lived for many happy years until moving to Sterling View in Hyde Park. She retired from The Golden Eagle Resort in Stowe. After retirement, Joan volunteered at Second Chance in Morrisville. In her younger years, she could be seen outside in her vegetable and flower gardens or out for a walk with friends. She loved camping, snowmobiling, going to her grandson’s baseball and basketball games and just hanging out with friends. Joan was a loving wife and mother and a dedicated daughter and daughter-in-law.
She is survived by her husband Lyman, daughter Debbie Mandigo and her husband Stephen, daughter Penny Severance and her husband Dana, granddaughter Samantha Mandigo and her partner Chris Hendon, grandson Nathan Severance and his wife Jenna, great-grandchildren, Alden and Amelia Hendon and Parker Severance. She is also survived by her bonus daughter Penny Davis. Joan was pre-deceased by her parents, sister, and in-laws Charles and Donelle Churchill.
Special thanks to long time family friends and neighbors, Elaine Foster and Sherie Davis for always being there. We would like to thank the caring staff of Greensboro Nursing Home for their compassionate care of Joan and her entire family over the past few months. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a gift in Joan’s memory to the Greensboro Nursing Home at 47 Maggie’s Pond Road, Greensboro, VT 05841.
A Memorial Service will be held at the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, 97 Church Street, Hardwick on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 10am. A gathering will follow at the Sterling View Community Center in Hyde Park.
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